Open to interpretation

One of the beautiful things about language is that it can be interpreted in so many different ways. It can have many meanings. What one sentence says to one person, to another might say something completely different. Consider that the written word also has tone and voice and gestures just like the spoken word does.  Continue reading Open to interpretation

Our Pozible campaign

We’ve launched a Pozible campaign to raise money to pay our contributors and we’d love your help to support Australia’s emerging creatives.

We want to pay our contributors as much as we can to support them in their future endeavours, but we can’t do it alone!

It is important to note that we don’t make money from Visible Ink. All money raised goes back into paying contributors for their work and towards future editions to continue providing emerging creatives with a platform for publication.

So please donate as much as you’re able to support emerging Aussie creatives. However big or small, every dollar counts!


Petrichor by HK MacLeod

Visible Ink’s very own Helen MacLeod wrote a little something with this year’s theme After the rain and we just had to share it with you!


There’s that moment in summer when the cumulonimbus clouds start building mansions in a bright blue sky; when the cold air, way up high, meets the hot air rising from the baked earth. The sky darkens and a gusty wind blows in from nowhere and the air becomes charged with ions.  Continue reading Petrichor by HK MacLeod

Theme announcement

We’re excited to announce that the theme for this year’s Visible Ink anthology is After the Rain.

You may have noticed some subtle weather terminology, as well as a new watercolour logo, and now you know why! We came up with ‘After the Rain’ because it allows for wide interpretation and we want to see your spin on it.

Submissions will be open tomorrow through to July 27, and must be submitted through Submittable. Guidelines and more information will be on the Visible Ink website tomorrow.

So start writing those drafts, get your paintbrushes moving or pull out your camera and get shooting because we can’t wait to see what you create!

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We’re back!

Visible Ink has dropped back onto the scene with the beginning of its 27th year. We’re a brand new team for 2015 and we forecast one of the most exciting anthologies yet, even if we do say so ourselves.

We’re a group of Professional Writing and Editing students from RMIT based in Melbourne and, as always with Visible Ink, our goal is to showcase the work of emerging writers and visual artists alike through a publication at the end of the year.  Continue reading We’re back!